If you have root-level access to a hosting server, it indicates that you will have full control over it. That is to say, you'll be able set up any server-side app regardless of the changes that it'll make to the software setting on your server, and you will be able to both access and change any kind of file, which includes system files, and modify various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user which has full privileges to perform all these things and also to generate other users, including users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you create a different user for your daily work and use the root user only when you need to customize the server or to install software which may be needed by some script-driven app that you want to run.

Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting

You can take care of your new virtual private servers at the root level whatever the plan which you've picked, as long as the server is ordered with either the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, or without any Control Panel at all. In the first case, multiple system settings can be managed via an intuitive web-based interface, while in the second, you will have to do everything using a console, unless you decide to set up a Control Panel yourself. In either case, you'll have full control over the VPS plus any system and / or custom content on it at all times, which makes this kind of web hosting perfect for any application that you can't run with a shared web hosting account due to the restricted degree of access - frameworks, VoIP and audio/video streaming software, etc. The last VPS Control Panel alternative is Hepsia, however the root access to your server will be limited.

Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you select the cPanel or the DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panel, you will have full root access to your new dedicated server, regardless of which of our packages you will select throughout the registration process. The same is valid when you decide not to install a Control Panel at all. Our servers will provide you with the option to run both really resource-demanding applications which are too heavy for a regular shared hosting account and apps that have particular requirements as to what the program environment on your server needs to be. The latter is something which cannot be achieved on a shared machine, due to the fact that no server-side software can be installed on it. The difference between the aforementioned alternatives is that without having a Control Panel, server management can be done only through a console, whereas if you get cPanel or DirectAdmin, most system settings as well as your web content can be controlled through a graphical interface. When you select Hepsia, that is the last Control Panel option on the order page, you'll receive a server with restricted root access.